Monday, 25 August 2014

Closet Confidential

 
   

Stella & Dot UK


Closet Confidential
Last week I did a major wardrobe clean-up, and it felt so good. I was really tired of seeing random clothes just sitting or hanging in my closet taking up space for no particular reason. I saw things that I had been hoarding for years, thinking that they would come back in fashion. But honestly, I was tired of keeping clothes that no longer suited me and I felt a lot of stuff needed to go.

So here are the top tips I use when re-organising my wardrobe.
  • Get rid of the clothes that you haven't worn for many years. Be objective. Be ruthless. If you are keeping something because it might come back in fashion one day, I can guarantee that you will never wear it. Those unworn items of clothing that have been bought for that special occasion, summer trip, specific event will never see the light of day. And it's time for them to go.
  • Say good bye to any clothes that make you feel uncomfortable or just plain blah. If it doesn't hang on your body well, then donate it, sell it or give it away. Believe me, you don't want to be stuck with clothes that you don't really like any more. 
  • Group clothes into categories and sections within your closet. Fold and stack your jeans. Hang your little black dresses together. Cardigans and jumpers go hand in hand. Skirts should be grouped by type and length. And seasonal items, like coats and jackets, need to come out as the months get colder, as other items (like bikinis) need to be packed away.
  • Once I've sorted and grouped my clothes into different categories, I like to colour-code my items. Yes, I'm that girl who colour co-ordinates her wardrobe. I also use the same type of hangers throughout my entire wardrobe. Coats and jackets have large wooden hangers. Skirts hang nicely on smaller wooden hangers that have clips at the bottom. Knits and sweaters are folded on shelves, next to t-shirts and tank tops.
  • I store my shoes in clear labelled shoe boxes and these boxes are stacked at the bottom of my wardrobe. And yes, they are organised via seasons, ranging from summer sandals to winter booties. I absolutely love these clear storage boxes. My shoes no longer have cat fur or dust on them.
  • Place a long mirror on the inside of one wardrobe door, with hooks above and around it for long necklaces. Scarves and belts also hang on the inside of another closet door.
  • Don't buy things that you like. Buy things that you LOVE. Buy things that make you look and feel amazing. And the first place to shop should always be your wardrobe!
For more information on editing your wardrobe: 
www.goop.com
www.whowhatwear.com
 
Love, Elle xo
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